Category Archives: Performance

Country of Dreams: Art Festival as Social Change at Japan Society

Wednesday, April 27, 6:30 PM

Location

Japan Society
333 East 47th Street
New York, NY 10017

Abandoned buildings repurposed as surreal dream houses, a million tulip petals falling from the sky: every three years the remote snow country of Echigo-Tsumari is transformed into a spellbinding art festival. Conceived as a way of revitalizing a depopulated region, the Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale is not only one of the world’s largest art festivals, it is a powerful force for social change. In collaboration with the local community, the bucolic landscape is turned into a multi-media exhibit space, drawing in artists and admirers from around the world. Come hear from participating artists Marina Abramović, Cai Guo-Qiang, and Ilya & Emilia Kabakov, as well as creator and General Director Fram Kitagawa. Co-organized by Midori Yamamura.

Tickets: $13/$10 Japan Society members, seniors & students

Buy tickets here

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Media as Singularities — Symposium and video feedback performance by Masayuki Kawai at NYU

“Media as Singularities”
Symposium and video feedback performance by Masayuki Kawai 
at NYU Einstein Auditorium, 34 Stuyvesant St, New York, NY 10003
Sun, March 6 at 4pm6pm.
map https://goo.gl/maps/Qmc8sz5kgZr

 
We begin with Masayuki Kawai and Daisuke Harashima (University of Tokyo) discussing Media as Singularities then a feedback performance by Kawai. Then, Zhen Zhang of NYU Tisch Cinema Studies and Tom Looser from East Asian Studies at NYU will join to talk about Kawai’s work.
It is open to public and free of charge.
Symposium/lecture:
USA: Tom Looser (NYU)

Zhen Zhang (NYU)
Japan: Daisuke Harashima (University of Tokyo)

Masayuki Kawai (video artist)
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Video Feedback Live Performance by Masayuki Kawai:
Masayuki Kawai builds a video feedback system composed of dozens of analog audio-visual devices. He shows the machine on site as an installation and operates it as live performance as well. Kawai’s “Video Feedback” works are made with an analog video feedback from a closed circuit system with free-flowing electronic data. No outer video/sound source is used; the video machines and circuits contain subtle noises that are amplified in the loop to generate infinite data flows. When these are put into the video input, they display various figure and colour mutations. When these are channeled into the audio input, they make sounds that are synchronized with the image. It is impossible to make these images and sounds by computer programing-simulation because the digital process eliminates the noise and gives privilege to the signals. Thus, through these works, we directly experience an organic creation of singularity with analog electronic video.

About Media as Singularities

Flush with emergencies, probabilities and preemptions, is the situation under control or out of control? Shock, noise, accident, event, etc., any such exceptional anomaly now seems to be captured by the networks to improve their flexible, robust and sustainable creativities of the self-controlling collective security against frightening unknowable aliens.
A conceptual observation of glitch, however, would provide another view; glitch, not as an error, but as a rhythm of recursive generation of a pattern, which is simultaneously singular and multiple. This paradoxical concept of glitch envisions the real and virtual power of a non-digital and in-formal logic as the potential of the technological environment. It is not simply a break cutting into a connection or opening a hole into a containment. It is not statistical digital uncertainty of unpredictable contingencies or the coming transcendental future. On the contrary, it is a sensation of immaterial materialities of the networks to metamorphose their process of auto-production. They are the conditions of the possibilities of the techno-political ecology. This rhythm is felt resonance of autonomous-and-heteronomous vibrations of the living singularities.
An ethico-aesthetic task of media as singularities is to construct a sensor for these living singularities, transducing them into the sensible as an existing alternative track: Media, the immanent future.

 

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WORK WERQ Art Exhibition and Performances featuring Chicago-based Asian American Artists at FLATSstudio

This exhibition has been organized in partnership with the April 23-25, 2015 Association for Asian American Studies annual conference. Along with Mark Chiang from UIC, I am serving as the site committee co-chair. This is one of two of our events that is free and open to the general public. Special thanks to our site committee member Larry Lee for facilitating the organization of this exhibition.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact:  Jacqueline Chao

jchao@saic.edu

Aram Han Sifuentes

Ahan5@saic.edu

WORK WERQ

Art Exhibition and Performances featuring

Chicago-based Asian American Artists at FLATSstudio

CHICAGO, IL – March 26, 2015 – Work Werq is a group art exhibition featuring work by Matthew Avignone, Aram Han Sifuentes, Regin Igloria, Audra Jacot,Kiam Marcelo Junio, Hee Ran Lee with Kinnari Vora, Patricia Nguyen, Soo Shin, Leonard Suryajaya, and _jJ4XXX5YN_ (collaboration between jonCatesand 愛真 Janet Lin), curated by Jacqueline Chao and Aram Han Sifuentes. The exhibition will have an opening reception featuring live performances on Thursday, April 23, 2015 from 6-10 pm at FLATSstudio No. 1050, located at 1050 W. Wilson, Chicago, IL. The exhibition will run April 23-May 8, 2015.  To attend the opening reception, please RSVP to workwerq2015@gmail.com by Wednesday, April 22, 2015.

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Leonard Suryajaya. Mom and all the jewelry she bought herself with her own money. 2015. Archival inkjet print.  40” x50”. Image is courtesy of the artist.

About the Exhibition

Work (\ˈwərk\) noun, verb, adjective:  labor, process, art.

Werq (\ˈwərk\) verb: to wear (whether clothes or skin) with ferocity.

Work Werq challenges preconceived notions of Asian (American) identity. The exhibition presents Chicago-based Asian American artists who explore a range of topics including: migration, globalization, gender, queer politics and identity. Opening night will include visual arts of various media and live performances.

This exhibition is organized in partnership with the Association of Asian American Studies 2015 Annual Conference, to be held at the Hilton Orrington in Evanston, IL, from April 23-25, 2015.

About the Artists

Matthew Avignone is a Korean-American photographer born in 1987. In 2011, he obtained is B.A. in photography from Columbia College, Chicago. He has been nominated for the 2012 Baum Award for Emerging American Photographer (The Baum Foundation, San Francisco, CA). His work has been exhibited at the Aperture Foundation (2011) and in the Pingyao Photography Festival: Student Exhibition, Pingyao, China (2011). His book, An Unfinished Body, is now part of the collections of the George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film (Rochester, New York) and the International Center for Photography (New York, NY). He is currently working and living in Chicago. matthewavignone.com

Regin Igloria maintains a studio practice in Chicago, IL, which revolves around teaching and serving as an arts administrator. He has taught at Marwen, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Rhode Island School of Design, and many local institutions. In 2010, he founded North Branch Projects, a community bookbinding project based in Albany Park, Chicago. Currently he serves as the Director of Residencies & Fellowships at The Ragdale Foundation. His work has been exhibited and collected internationally, including the ANTI Contemporary Art Festival, Out of Site Performance Festival Chicago, Tiger Strikes Asteroid, The Franklin, Zg Gallery, and The Center for Book Arts NYC. He is a recipient of a 3Arts Teaching Artist Award, Propeller Grant, 96 Acres Project Grant, and an Americans for the Arts Fellowship. Residencies include Ucross, ACRE, and The Wormfarm Institute. He received his MFA in Painting from Rhode Island School of Design. reginigloria.com

Audra Jacot is a Filipino-American artist and curator based out of Chicago. Raised in the Mormon faith, Jacot’s work celebrates the empowerment of sexuality through sculptural form. She recently received her MFA at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, through the Art and Technology program. Her work was recently featured in Bravo’s 100 Days of Summer. She is currently the Chief Curator for FLATSstudio in Chicago as well as the Tech Coordinator for the CPS Advanced Arts Program at Gallery 37. audrajacot.com

Kiam Marcelo Junio (preferred gender pronoun: “they/them”) is a Chicago-based interdisciplinary artist creating work through various media, including but not limited to, photography, video, performance (blending butoh, drag and burlesque), sculpture and installation, and culinary arts.  Their research and art practice centers around queer identities, Philippine history and the Filipino diaspora, post/colonialist Asian American tropes and stereotypes, military power dynamics, the politics of personal agency, and social justice through collaborative practices and healing modalities. Kiam served seven years in the US Navy as a Hospital Corpsman. They were born in the Philippines, and have lived in the U.S., Japan, and Spain. iamkiam.com

Hee Ran Lee is a performance artist whose body centered work explores private and public gestures of the Asian female body in the patriarchal power structure and investigates cultural marginalization. Her recent grants have included the ARKO Young Art Frontier from Arts Council Korea (2013), she was a Semi-finalist for the emerging artist prize from The Claire Rosen & Samuel Edes Foundation (2012) and The Anna Louise Raymond Fellowship (2012). Her work has been shown at Culture Station Seoul 284(Korea 2014), Grace Exhibition Space (New York 2013), The Watermill Center (New York 2012), Defibrillator Gallery (Chicago 2012), and Rockbund Art Museum (Shanghai 2011). She holds an MFA specializing in performance from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and is currently a fellow artist of LEIMAY 2014-2015 at CAVE in New York. heeranlee.com

Patricia Nguyen is a Chicago based performance artist, healer, and educator. She has over 10 years of experience in performance, arts education, community development and human rights, which has taken her work to the United States, Vietnam, Brazil, and the Philippines. Her current work explores the dialectic between modernity and dispossession as it relates to notions of freedom and home. She has performed at the Nha San Collective in Vietnam, the Mission Cultural Center in San Francisco, Oberlin College, Northwestern University, and University of Massachusetts Boston. In 2010, she received a Fulbright Fellowship to work in Vietnam. She has since co-founded cây, the first life skills and art therapy reintegration program with the Pacific Links Foundation for human trafficking survivors along the border regions of Vietnam. She is currently a Ph.D. student in Performance Studies at Northwestern University. patricianguyen.info

Soo Shin was born in Seoul, Korea and currently lives and works in Chicago. She holds an MFA from the School of Art Institute of Chicago. She is interested in the duality of having faith in the unknown and the codependent nature between faith and struggle. Through sculpture, painting, and drawing she turns the psychological struggle into physical experience using the latency of body in her work. She is a recipient of the Vilcek Foundation Fellowship at Mac Dowell Colony Artists residency (Peterbrough, NH) Program and has recently shown her work at Peregrine Program (Chicago, IL), the Dominican University (River Forest, IL), the Rhodes College (Memphis, TN). sooshin.org

Influenced by the cultural milieu of experiencing intra-ethnic relations in Indonesia,Leonard Suryajaya’s work explores identity, culture, gender, and sexuality. By utilizing photography, video, along with elements of performance and installation, his work challenges and deconstructs the perspective we use to scrutinize and observe our roles in a transnational global world. He is currently in his second year as a candidate for an MFA in photography at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.  leonardsuryajaya.com

Kinnari Vora, a versatile dancer and choreographer, was born in India. She started learning Bharatnatyam, Classical dance form of South India at the age of 5 and continued her advanced training under Guru Sarmishtha Sarkar (India). She also learnt Kathak, a North Indian Classical dance form and various Indian folk dances with Setu folk dance group. Kinnari, has performed both Classical and Folk dances in several prestigious dance festivals in India, US, Greece, Poland, Italy, Israel. Currently based in Chicago, Kinnari found the right platform to suffice her creative thirst for classical, folk, contemporary and fusion Bollywood at Pranita Jain’s Mandala and Kalapriya Dance Company. Her recent performances include Redmoon Theater’s winter pageant, all night World music festival, Harris Theater, Chicago summer dance, Chicago humanities festival.

_jJ4XXX5YN_ is the Noise Country duet of jonCates && 愛真 Janet Lin, who got married in a fever, hotter than a pepper sprout.  j4xxxsyn.tumblr.com/

About the Curators

Jacqueline Chao has a doctoral degree in Art History from Arizona State University with research emphasis in Chinese art.  She has organized and independently curated several art exhibitions, including at the Phoenix Art Museum, ASU Art Museum, and the University of Toronto Art Centre, as well as published extensively on early and contemporary Chinese artists. She currently teaches East Asian Art History at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and researches Chinese Art at the Art Institute of Chicago.

Aram Han Sifuentes is a social practice fiber artist and works closely with Chicago based non-profit organizations, community centers, and public schools to facilitate workshops for immigrant communities. She has exhibited her work at the LuXun Academy of Fine Art in Shenyang, China, and the Society for Contemporary Craft in Pittsburgh, PA. Her solo exhibitions include “A Mend” at Babson College in Wellesley, MA, “73,000 forms” at Chicago Artists Coalition in Chicago, IL, and “Immigrant Takeover” at the Center for Craft Creativity and Design in Ashville, NC. Han earned her BA in Art and Latin American Studies from the University of California, Berkeley in 2008, her Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Fine Art from the Maryland Institute College of Art in 2011, and her MFA in Fiber and Material Studies from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2013. aramhan.com

Work Werq

Featuring Matthew Avignone, Aram Han Sifuentes, Regin Igloria, Audra Jacot, Kiam Marcelo Junio, Hee Ran Lee with Kinnari Vora, Patricia Nguyen, Soo Shin, Leonard Suryajaya, and _jJ4XXX5YN_ (collaboration between jonCates and 愛真 Janet Lin)

Curated by Jacqueline Chao and Aram Han Sifuentes

Exhibition dates:  April 23-May 8, 2015

Opening reception: Thursday, April 23, from 6-10 PM

Featuring performances, DJ, and drinks throughout the evening.

To attend the opening reception, please RSVP to workwerq2015@gmail.com by Wednesday, April 22, 2015.

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FLATSstudio is our way of using empty storefronts and vacant commercial spaces in FLATS buildings to support, engage and encourage the artistic spirits of our community. FLATSstudio is an organically evolving program with the core goal of using the Arts to develop the community where FLATS residents live. FLATSstudio creates spaces to live, produce, and exhibit – tying the artists directly with the community by creating services available to give back. Our program hosts monthly galleries on the third Friday of every month and also offers an artist housing program to those who qualify.

FLATSstudio, 1050 W. Wilson, Chicago, IL, 60640

(CTA:  easily accessible on the RED Line, Wilson stop).

All viewings after the opening reception are by appointment only. 

To schedule a visit, please email info@flatsstudio.com

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DAAN — JULY 2014 NEWSLETTER

Dear DAAN Members,

Hope summer is humming along smoothly! We’re so glad that some of you are using the DAAN newsletter to reach out to the membership about your news and announcements! Also, thanks for visiting the new DAAN Facebook site as well–please be sure to “like” us! Please continue to send information including exhibitions, conferences, calls, positions, and other news and opportunities via this form. If you have images please email them to DAAN Newsletter Editor Beatrice Glow at DiasporicNetwork@gmail.com with the subject heading “Newsletter.” Please send all images at 72 dpi, in jpg or png files, around 5 x 5 inches. The cut off date to be included in the monthly listing is the third Friday of each month and the Newsletter will be sent out at the beginning of each month.

Help our network grow by sharing this newsletter subscription link, like us on Facebook and visit DAAN’s website for more news, events and member profiles. Are you listed in DAAN’s membership online directory? If not, please sign up here. Thanks!

JULY NEWSLETTER CONTENT

  • Invitation to join the art publication “post at MoMA” in conversations on rare material on Contemporary and Modern art from Asia, Latin America and Central and Eastern Europe
  • New York Regional DAAN Membership
  • 2015 CAA Panel Selection Committee
  • BROTHER LOVERS, an experimental play written and directed by Zavé Martohardjono that reinterprets the Mahabharata
  • Crossing the Hyphen: Recent Works of Pallavi Sharma

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MEMBERSHIP NEWS AND OPPORTUNITIES

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POST

post at MoMA

 

post presents rare material about Contemporary and Modern art from AsiaLatin Americaand Central and Eastern Europe

We invite you to join the conversations about experimental art on post: a new digital platform developed as part of MoMA’s research initiative C-MAP (Contemporary and ModernArt Perspectives in a Global age). post explores experimental art in AsiaLatin America andCentral and Eastern Europe. Join our network and take part in our discussions by clicking on “sign up” in the upper right corner of the homepage, then click “discuss” under any entry.

Here are some examples of recently published rare material on post:

Huang Yong Ping, “Duchamp Stripped Bare by the Chinese, Even: Rewriting Example No. 5 or A Discussion of the Duchamp Phenomenon.”

Wang Guangyi, “On Andy Warhol: Perhaps Simplicity Outshines Complexity.”

Miki Kaneda, “Graphic Scores: Tokyo, 1962.”

The MAP Office, “Hong Kong IS.”

Claire Hsu, “Asia as Method, Archive as Method.”

Please visit http://post.at.moma.org/

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New York Regional DAAN Membership

Members of DAAN Network in the New York Area:  Please email Michelle Yee, your New York Regional Representative, at myee.arth@gmail.com if you are interested in being placed on a mailing list for future events and activities for DAAN members in the region.

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2015 CAA Panel Selection Committee

The new DAAN CAA panel selection committee for the upcoming February 2015 conference in New York is accepting panel proposals now through August 31, 2014 here . The panel committee members include Alice Wai Ming Jim, Binod Shrestha, and ShiPu Wang.

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PERFORMANCE AND SCREENINGS

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Brother Lovers

BROTHER LOVERS

 

A fateful glance between two ancient warriors in a modern-day disco club resurrects a 5,000-year-old family tragedy and sparks a tense romance.

BROTHER LOVERS is an experimental play written and directed by Brooklyn-based performance and video artist Zavé Martohardjono. The play reinterprets the Mahabharata to reimagine two mythic heroes in a timeless queer tale of love, exile, and disco.

BROTHER LOVERS will première on Friday July 18 at 9pm and Sunday July 20 at 12pm at the Wild Project at 195 East 3rd Street in the Lower East Side as part of the 2014 Fresh Fruit Festival’s program “All Out Shorts III: Legends Through a Glass Queerly.” The play features a diverse cast of queer dancers and theater artists. Interested in crafting a universal narrative about belonging, displacement, and desire, Martohardjono directs and casts BROTHERS LOVERS with performers interchangeably playing its two main characters. Martohardjono weaves in autobiography and poetic personal reflections on identity as a mixed-race Indonesian-American far from “home” and considers Arjuna and Karna’s parable through a genderqueer and transgender lens.

For tickets, please visit: http://www.freshfruitfestival.com/2014-fresh-fruit-schedule/
To contact zavé or read more about his work, please visit: http://zavemartohardjono.com

Press release is attached at the end of this email.

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EXHIBITIONS

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Crossing the Hyphen: Recent Works of Pallavi Sharma

May 31- July 9, 2014
Addison Street Windows Gallery
2018 Addison Street
Berkeley, CA
Opening Reception: June 7th – 1pm – 3pm

The Addison Street Windows Gallery proudly presents Crossing the Hyphen: Art by Pallavi Sharma, an exhibition organized by curator, Demetri Broxton. Crossing the Hyphen reinvents recent installations and video art created by Pallavi Sharma. Sharma’s work is a subtle conversation in identity politics in America. Herself an Indian-American, Sharma explores how the hyphen serves a dual role: allowing the new immigrant to acknowledge their national origins while also allowing for a reinvented identity within a new country. Her work explores the blurring of national identities which occurs through the process of naturalization and movement. In her piece Carry-On, a suitcase lies open filled with grass and grass seeds. The work represents both the immigrant and the cultural heritage an immigrant brings with them—seeds to be planted in a new land. The piece poses the question of whether these seeds will always be exotic and separate, or over time will they become integrated into the larger cultural landscape?

Pallavi Sharma was born and raised in India and immigrated to United States in 1997. She received her BFA and MFA from the Faculty of Fine Arts Baroda, India and received her Ph.D. in Art History from India’s National Museum Institute of History of Art and Conservation, New Delhi, India. Pallavi’s work has been exhibited widely at venues including the Queens Museum of Art, Exit Art, Art Asia Pacific, and Bishop Museum. At present, she is a board member ofAsian American Women Artist Association (AAWAA) and Director of ‘Inner Eye Art’ an ArtConsulting Firm specializing in South Asian Art.

Demetrie Broxton is an independent curator. He was born in Oakland, CA and holds an M.A. in Museum Studies from San Francisco State University. Broxton has been curator with the City of Berkeley since February 2014. His past curatorial projects include Past Forward at the Sargent Johnson Gallery and Decoding Identity at Museum of the African Diaspora.

Visit here for more info: http://www.pallavisharma.com/

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Floating Library — call for participation — Beatrice Glow

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An Announcement and Request from DAAN member Beatrice Glow:
I have been awarded the Franklin Furnace Fund to create FLOATING LIBRARY for the month of September 2014, aboard the historic Lilac Museum Steamship located at Pier 25 along the Hudson River. This pop-up library will host a public reading space on the main deck, a listening room with sound art for introspection, a copy/scan room, workshops (book binding, mapmaking, DIY projects, etc), roundtables, debates (pirates, dreamers and think tanks), and performances. All library visitors will need to power-off their cell phones upon entering. Currently confirmed partnering organizations include Poets House and Center for Book Arts.
 
Given your network of interdisciplinary artists and thinkers, I am writing to see if you would be able to help spread the word:
 
1) PARTICIPATE/SHARE my OPEN CALL for unpublished/little known book projects, manifestoes, and artist writings. Submissions are due May 16th.  
 
2) DONATE books with an emphasis on social movements, art, mapping, poetry, environmental health and children literature to build our reading material collection.
 
3) SOUND EQUIPMENT: DO you have leads to where I can get small-sized music players (small mp3 or ipods) and headphones either donated or on loan? I need 6 sets for the Listening Room installation. Here is the list of participating artists and a page indicating other items we need.
 
4)  LIKE the Floating Library on Facebook to get updates on the progress!
 
5) VOLUNTEERS are needed to man the ship in September. Let me know if you have a few hours to spare and are interested in being onboard.
 
5) COME by the Floating Library Sept. 6- Oct. 3rd, Wed – Sun 2PM-7PM for some mental spa time!
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I hope to hear from you and welcome any suggestions!
 
My very best,
Beatrice 

 

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Lorin Chow Roser -SOUNDS, VIDEO– Russell Leong -Poems

“Yellow Soul Brothers”

Lorin Chow Roser -SOUNDS, VIDEO– Russell Leong  -Poems 

at  REVIVAL  Café

129 East 15th St.  —-   between  Irving Pl -. 3rd Ave. — Gramercy

March 3  Monday   8 pm   —   $3 donation/   curated  by   Supolo

FUSION  SOUND JAM (Sanjshin Blues, BoBo’s Song)    and

   POEMS (5 Worlds, Buzz and Snip, Tong Zhi Body)

Lorin Roser ––is a multimedia artist, composer and animator whose work has the expression of mathematics utilizes algorithms in his compositions and physical simulations in his 3D architectural  animations exhibited at Plum Blossoms, Crossing Art, Flushing Town Hall.  His  recent music is created with realtime manipulation of polynomials began  years ago..His  animated video and painting series called Mythical Montage, are a “unique interplay…evoking new cyber forms that are montage into an abstracted mental way.  As a musician, Roser has performed at CBGB’s, Emily Harvey Foundation with Larry Litt, White Box with Elliott Sharp, events for curator/performance artist A. Schloss at Remote and Puffin Room. His architecture works into his drawn sounds as well. www.lorinroser. raw city.net delete spaces. www.cloudspace.com  search– strange attraction

Russell Leong– Poet -Writer, editor and professor for years at the University of California, Los Angeles. Currently Visiting Professor at AARI_ CUNY College, Editor-in-Chief, Amerasia Journal. Edited scholarly anthologies; his own fiction received national awards including the American Book Award in fiction, and the PEN Josephine Miles Award for poetry. see wiki page

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“Cultures Of Resistance” — Artists On Arts & Activism Suheir Hammad, Sidd Joag, Iara Lee, Paul D. Miller — Workshop | Film Screening | Panel Discussion

Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU presents

“Cultures Of Resistance” — Artists On Arts & Activism
Suheir Hammad, Sidd Joag, Iara Lee, Paul D. Miller (aka DJ Spooky)
Workshop | Film Screening | Panel Discussion

Wednesday, November 2, 2011
RSVP to WORKSHOP and FILM/PANEL: online at www. apa.nyu.edu | apa.rsvp@nyu.edu | 212.992.9653
FREE and open to the public.

A/P/A Institute asks four artists — Suheir Hammad, Sidd Joag, Iara Lee and Paul D. Miller (aka DJ Spooky) — to explore the idea of being “the change they want to see” as set forth by filmmaker Iara Lee in her film “Cultures of Resistance.” The workshop, screening and discussion will provide launching points for artists, scholars and community to come together in discussion on artistsʼ roles in global change and resistance.

WORKSHOP with Artist Sidd Joag, freeDimensional
NYU Institute for Public Knowledge
20 Cooper Square, 5th Floor
3:00PM-5:00PM

Artist Sidd Joag of freeDimensional will facilitate a workshop on its new region-specific model for providing distress services to artists and culture workers in areas of conflict. Participants will engage with the concept, purpose, structure and outcomes of Regional Triage Teams – network activators designed to advocate for and access resources on behalf of artists facing political repression as a result of their activist work.

FILM “Cultures of Resistance” dir. Iara Lee
NYU Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò
24 West 12th Street, Auditorium
6:00PM-7:30PM

Does each gesture really make a difference? Can music and dance be weapons of peace? In 2003, on the eve of the Iraq war, director Iara Lee embarked on a journey to better understand a world increasingly embroiled in conflict and, as she saw it, heading for self-destruction. After several years, travelling over five continents, Lee encountered growing numbers of people who committed their lives to promoting change. This is their story. From Iran, where graffiti and rap became tools in fighting government repression, to Burma, where monks acting in the tradition of Gandhi take on a dictatorship, moving on to Brazil, where musicians reach out to slum kids and transform guns into guitars, and ending in Palestinian refugee camps in Lebanon, where photography, music, and film have given a voice to those rarely heard, “Cultures of Resistance” explores how art and creativity can be ammunition in the battle for peace and justice.

PANEL DISCUSSION
NYU Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò,
24 West 12th Street, Auditorium
7:30PM-9PM

The film is the launching point for the post-screening panel featuring filmmaker Iara Lee (“Cultures of Resistence”), Paul D. Miller (aka DJ Spooky on the Vanuatu Pacifica Project and Tanna Center for the Arts), poet Suheir Hammad, and artist Sidd Joag. The panel will explore the role of the artist in a global society, including that of the diasporic artist. The panel will be moderated by NYU Tisch School of the Artsʼ Art & Public Policy Program chair Randy Martin.

Co-sponsored by: The Institute for Public Knowledge; Tisch School of the Arts’ Art & Public Policy Program; NYU Steinhardt Department of Art and Art Professions; NYU Students for Justice in Palestine; and the NYU Center for Media, Culture and History

 

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POST-9/11 BROWN HIP HOP SHOW Featuring MC Chee Malabar and DJ Ali

POST-9/11 BROWN HIP HOP SHOW
Featuring MC Chee Malabar and DJ Ali
Friday, October 14
8 -10 PM
Northwestern University, Evanston, IL
Wallis Theater (TIC)
FREE!
Check out the event Facebook page for more info!

 

 

Made possibly by: Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences – Asian American Studies – Initiative on Comparative Race and Diaspora – American Studies – African American Studies – Performance Studies – Colloquium for Ethnicity and Diaspora – Asian Pacific American Coalition – Asian/Asian American Student Affairs – Multicultural Student Affairs – Asian and Middle East Studies Program – Simeon Leland Fund

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